Stampin’ Up! Whale Done! for Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  If you are hopping over from Akiko, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we had a Color Challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects .
Here are the colors we had to work from. 

My little nephew moved up from Kindergarten and I wanted to make him a card.  Here is my card using these colors.  I read the 1st color wrong, so instead of Pretty Peacock I used Pacific Point.  At least I was kind of close, oops.

My design is from Inspire. Create. Challenge #071.  Here is their sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of Whale of a Time 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to a Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered a small panel of the Whale of a Time 6 X 6 DSP to a Just Jade mat using Stampin’ Seal.

I embossed a strip of Just Jade cardstock using the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the side of the small matted panel of DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  On a panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the whale image from the Stampin’ Up! Whale Done Cling Stamp Set in Smoky Slate Ink and the turtle image from the Whale Done stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I punched the whale image out using the Whale Builder Punch and I fussy cut the turtle using my Paper Snips.  I adhered the Whale to the matted DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the turtle using Glue Dots.

I adhered the artwork to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  On a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Whale Done stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink and adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a Glue Dot.  I added a few Clear Epoxy Droplets from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Whale Done stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the whale image from the Whale Done stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink, stamping off once, over the sentiment.  I stamped the seaweed and turtle images from the Whale Done stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on the top and bottom of the panel, some in full strength and some stamped off.  I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Pacific Point mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Whisper White card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope.  I stamped the whale image from the Whale Done stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink on the envelope front.  I stamped the seaweed image from the Whale Done stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on the envelope front.  I adhered a panel of the Whale of a Time 6 X 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

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Happy Stamping, Karen!




Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! You can subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between June 11 and July10, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last.

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

The Summer Nights Add-On is $10.00 USD/$13.00 CAD and is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The add-on is available while supplies last, beginning July 1st!

Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

Subscribe to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit from June 11 to July 10 at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.



Wow!!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering an AWESOME promotion if you join during the month of June!!  You get to pick a FREE bundle of your choice with your Starter Kit Purchase!!

Here are the details:

  • Joining promotion dates:  June 3–30, 2020
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before June 3 or after June 30 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $125 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit PLUS you get to select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—in addition to your regular Starter Kit for FREE.  And your Starter Kit always ships for free…double bonus!!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all products that you purchase plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  Why not give it a try?  🙂

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email at




The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is going live on June 3 2020, and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So that means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit, ask me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  June 30, 2020; 11:50 PM (MT)

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, ask me for details!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Whisper White Cardstock 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ (card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″), 5 1/4″ X 1 1/2″ (artwork), 3/8″ X 2 3/4″ (sentiment), 4′ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Just Jade Cardstock 3 3/4″ X 3 3/4″ (card front mat), 1/2″ X 3 3/4″ (embossed strip on card front)
  • Pacific Point Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whale of a Time 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (smaller card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)


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